This product is available by healthcare practitioner recommendation only.
Depression and insomnia are two of the most prevalent concerns for which patients will seek medical treatment. 5‑Hydroxytryptophan (5‑HTP) is derived from the seed of Griffonia simplicifolia and is a precursor needed for the synthesis of the neurotransmitter serotonin as well as for the neurohormone melatonin. Serotonin is synthesized in the intestinal tract by the enteric cells as well as in the central nervous system. Orally administered serotonin is not able to cross the blood-brain barrier, and therefore cannot enter the CNS. 5‑HTP, however, is able to cross the blood-brain barrier, where it can then be utilized as a precursor to generate serotonin. Serotonin plays a role in regulating mood, sleep, appetite, sexuality, body temperature, and aggression.
Medicinal Ingredients per capsule:
Non-medicinal ingredients: vegetable magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, and microcrystalline cellulose in a non-GMO vegetable capsule composed of vegetable carbohydrate gum and purified water.
Adults:Take 1 capsule three times daily or as directed by your health-care practitioner.
Caution: Consult a health care practitioner prior to use if you are pregnant or breastfeeding; if you are taking carbidopa or drugs/supplements with serotonergic activity(including but not limited to St. John's Wort, antidepressants, painkillers, over the counter cough and cold medication). Consult a health care practitioner if sleeplessness continues for a duration longer than 3 weeks. Do not use if you have Scleroderma.
Known adverse reactions: May cause oral ulcers, general weakness, or abdominal pain accompanied by severe muscle pain. Some people may experience drowsiness. Exercise caution if operating heavy machinery, driving a motor vehicle,or involved in activities requiring mental alertness.
Keep out of reach of children.
Gluten, soy, wheat, corn, eggs, dairy, preservatives, artificial flavor or color, starch, or sugar.